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UGF's Legel Hits Career Milestones in Lady Argos win

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Star point guard Erin Legel only played 21 minutes but moved into second all-time at Great Falls in both points and rebounds during the Lady Argos 83-27 victory over The King’s University.

Legel had a modest game statistically for her nationally recognized standards, with 10 points, six assists, and two rebounds, but did enough to put her in the hunt to become UGF’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. She surpassed former teammate, and current UGF Grad Assistant, Lindsey Abramson on the scoring list and is now second to Abramson in rebounds.

“She kind of does it all, but its amazing that as a point guard she’s second all-time in rebounds,” head coach Bill Himmelberg said about the senior who already is the school’s career assists leader. “That just says a lot about her.”

While Legel created some drama with her milestones, the game was significantly less eventful with the Lady Argos taking a 25-8 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was more of the same as UGF held the Eagles to five points thanks to a defensive performance that improved from their previous game.

The Argo’s forced KU into 32 turnovers and limited their shooting to just 27 percent.

“I thought we made some good strides on the defensive end and continued to get better there,” Himmelberg said. “Holding them to 27 percent shooting was a pretty good sign for us tonight.”

Offensively, junior forward Nneka Nnadi made scoring look easy. She led the team with 22 points off of 10-15 shooting in 26 minutes on the court. Nnadi, Legal and the rest of the UGF starters played significantly less minutes than would be typical with every member of the team playing over ten minutes.

The Argo bench accounted for 24 points and 14 rebounds including, nine points from junior guard Morgan Grier and six boards from junior center Brice Henning.

“It was a good overall team effort and we got a chance to look at everyone playing significant minutes tonight,” Himmelberg said.

Starting center Whitney George finished the game with a versatile compilation of statistics tallying 10 points, a team high eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, and the only two blocks of the game. Fellow starter Stephanie McDonagh was the fourth Lady Argo to score in double digits with a 13-point performance and a shooting percentage of 66 percent.

With one forfeit and two confident wins, the Lady Argos finish the Duck Inn Classic at Montana State University – Northern with a 3-0 record. The team will now have 21 days before their next contest. During that time the first NAIA national poll will be released, a poll that Himmelberg expects his team to be on.

“We have a few weeks to work on things but at 3-0 and with the poll coming out on October 27, I think we’re in pretty good shape,” Himmelberg said.

The Lady Argos next game will be on October 31 at Lethbridge University at 2 p.m.

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